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05 September 2020

This report is part of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) 2020. It covers
the period from February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2019. The BTI assesses the transformation
toward democracy and a market economy as well as the quality of governance in 137 countries.

13 July 2020

Since 2015 Kremlin consistently has reconsidered the terms and conditions of the strategic deal, cutting the level of integration subsidies and requiring deeper political, military, and economic integration from Belarus.

30 June 2020

As of May 1, 2020, and in contrast to other investigated countries in this report (China, Russia, Hungary, Iran), Belarus hasn’t experienced either a peak of the COVID-19 epidemic or even approached it. Although Belarusian authorities have managed to contain the spread of the epidemic at the first stage without introduction of a nation-wide quarantine effort, the worst consequences are yet to come since the peak of the epidemic is expected in the beginning of June.

24 June 2020

On May 20, the White House published a new policy document titled United States Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China. According to the document, China poses challenges to the economy, values, and security of the United States.

16 June 2020

Yuri Tsarik on the Belarusian leadership’s faults and the role of Russia in the country’s election.

01 June 2020

After Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka rejected the Kremlin’s so-called integration ultimatum at the end of 2019, and following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announced constitutional changes, the following January, to effectively reset his presidential term tally to zero, some experts argued that a forced unification scenario between Belarus and Russia within the Union State had become significantly less likely.

23 March 2020

On the other hand, this also means that Belarus’s economic resilience has not been properly tested for a possible disruption of the economic cooperation with Russia yet.

13 March 2020

The comment of Director of Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies Arseny Sivitsky appeared in the March 2020 issue of Petroleum Review.

23 January 2020

Talks in Sochi last December confirmed that Belarusian-Russian relations have reached an impasse

16 December 2019

Yuri Tsarik reflects on the negotiations held in Sochi on December 6-7

03 November 2019

The domestic agenda remains focused on the upcoming election campaigns, while the government approach is growing tougher. In its foreign policy, Belarus bets on diversification and finds common ground with long-standing opponents.

30 October 2019

Part six in the series ‘Russian Media: Moscow and Beyond Calling’: Russia’s information influence on Belarus

03 October 2019

Last month saw the launch of campaigns for MPs in both chambers of Belarusian parliament, and the country’s continued active interaction with its partners in the international arena.

01 October 2019

Analysis by Yuri Tsarik and László Vasa

27 September 2019

Yuri Tsarik on the Kremlin’s strategy for “deepening integration” with Belarus

03 September 2019

Parliamentary elections are finally scheduled in Belarus.

31 July 2019

Following predictions by Russian military intelligence (GRU) that the West wants to separate Belarus from Russia and incorporate it into the Western orbit...

28 May 2019

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict of 2014 and the subsequent militarypolitical confrontation between Russia and the West marked the transition of Russia to a new strategic doctrine...

08 May 2019

Belarus adopted a new Information Security Concept (ISC) on March 18, 2019, based on a resolution from the Belarus Security Council (President.gov.by, March 18)

15 April 2019

Yury Tsarik considers how and why Belarusian-Russian relations have hit a new low

05 April 2019

March saw a shift of accents in the work of the government and media in Belarus. Excessive attention to tensions in Belarus-Russia relations in January-February was replaced by an emphasis on domestic and economic policies. However, these accents turned out to be mostly negatively colored as well.

02 April 2019

What Belarus’ new Information Security Concept says and what consequences it will have for the evolution of its political regime

21 March 2019

Belarus wants to expand constructive dialogue with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on the basis of trust, equality, transparency and mutual respect.

04 March 2019

Belarus’s ongoing drive to cautiously normalize relations with the West has raised concerns from Russian military intelligence...

04 March 2019

In February 2019, Belarusian leadership paid increased attention to the issues of information security.

26 February 2019

Yuri Tsarik contends that relations between Russia and Belarus may have reached an “integration impasse,” but there were at least a few constructive results from February’s bilateral talks in Sochi.

22 February 2019

The Kremlin’s concerns about maintaining Belarus within its geopolitical sphere of influence have been mounting as of late

10 February 2019

Belarus further tightens control over its domestic political field. Without Russia’s support, the outlook for its economy is gloomy. Meanwhile, the standoff with Moscow switches from open to positional.

23 January 2019

Four sacks of potatoes and a piece of lard were the Christmas gifts president Lukashenko brought for his meeting with Putin on December 29.

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